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Jan 20 2015

NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program

Jan 13 2015

NYIT Ranks Among 2015 U.S. News Best Online Programs

Dec 23 2014

Architecture and Medical Students Launch Global Competition for Healthy Designs

Dec 18 2014

BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment

Dec 12 2014

NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs

Feb 14 2016

Chinese New Year Parade

Feb 15 2016

President’s Day Holiday

Feb 16 2016


Feb 16 2016

Life Sciences Research Seminar Series (Spring 2016)

Feb 16 2016

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Sustainability Experts

Mathias Altwicker ( is an associate professor at NYIT's School of Architecture and Design, and principal in the firm AB Architekten in New York City. He is a registered architect in New York State, and a LEED-accredited professional. Working on housing and neighborhood development with the Long Island Housing Partnership, his firm has conducted sponsored research of situational zoning for the Nassau County Planning Federation and collaborated with the Long Island Power Authority to investigate photovoltaic integration with existing suburban homes. He is an urban design resource team member for the Long Island Mayors and Supervisors' Institute organized by the Regional Plan Association. At NYIT, he coordinates the undergraduate housing studio and the technology sequence. He has organized workshop-based collaborations with students and municipalities in Berlin, Brooklyn, Potsdam, and Sagaponac. Before establishing himself in New York, he practiced as an architect in Berlin, Germany, where he focused on designing subsidized housing. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and a master's degree in urban design (City College of New York).

Robert N. Amundsen ( is the director of the master's in energy management program at NYIT. He is the President of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, and he is a Distributed Generation Certified Professional. He earned his undergraduate degrees in physics and engineering at the University of Rochester, and his Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Amundsen is a past recipient of the Environmental Educator of the Year award. His professional society memberships include the Cogeneration Institute, and the Environmental Engineers & Managers Institute.

Greg Banhazl ( is currently director of business development and special projects for NYIT. He has over 25 years experience with alternate energy solutions, energy management, efficient power plant fuel strategies, and contracts in the independent electric generation sector. Greg led business development for Cogenic Energy Systems, a packaged cogeneration company at the forefront of the on-site distributed energy industry in the early 1980s, and co-founded a natural gas marketing firm on Long Island. As vice president at Sithe Energies, he structured more than 40 long-term natural gas pipeline and supply contracts ($3 billion) for energy efficient power plants in the U.S. and for several projects in Australia, Colombia, and India. Greg is presently involved in the development of NYIT’s Center for Metropolitan Sustainability, which as part of its charter, will teach, research, and develop energy efficient alternatives that reduce C02 emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Greg graduated from Colgate University with a degree in geology. He received a masters degree in earth sciences and completed a certificate program in energy management from Adelphi University.

Michele Bertomen ( is an associate professor at NYIT's School of Architecture and Design. She is a Registered Architect in New York State, has practiced architecture in New York City for more than 25 years and is a founding member of Brooklyn Architects Collective. She was the principal investigator for NYIT’s Solar Decathlon 2005 where NYIT, in collaboration with the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, developed America’s first solar hydrogen home. Bertomen received a Bachelor's of Architecture from Cornell University and studied at the Architectural Association in London, UK.

Herbert Fox ( joined NYIT as chairperson of its Department of Mechanical Engineering. He rose to be the first Dean of Science and Technology at the university. He left his academic post as Dean to join Pope, Evans and Robbins, Inc., a consulting engineering firm in New York City where he served as its vice president of consulting services. He returned to NYIT as its senior vice president for scientific research. After spending many years in administrative work, he returned to the classroom, and has been involved in several major projects, such as efforts in alternative fuels for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the combustion of fuels -- accidental and explosive ignition -- and energy conservation studies for the former New York State Energy Office. He was the principal investigator for the university's development and commercialization of hybrid electric vehicles, which included support from KeySpan. He leads NYIT's team analyzing photovoltaic systems for LIPA/KeySpan. He is currently working on an unmanned aerial vehicle with funding from the United States Department of Defense and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Dr. Fox also directs CE3, which focuses on alternative energy, especially wind power and fuel cells. He is the author of over 50 articles, many reports, and two books.

Stanley M. Greenwald ( is a professor, chairperson and founder of the Department of Environmental Technology, past president of the Academic Senate and former dean of NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he has over 40 years of experience in engineering education in the university, corporate, and government sectors. He was executive secretary of the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying, where he was responsible for the licensure of professional engineers and the quality review, registration and accreditation of all engineering programs within the state. His early years in the aerospace field were followed by positions at Pratt Institute, ASME, and Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. His areas of expertise are air quality, climate change, and power generation. He received the 2005 Engineering Educators Award from the Engineers Joint Council of Long Island and he has consulted at many of the world's nuclear power plants in the areas of training and operations. A former director of Consumer Reports Magazine, he is an author of professional articles and active in ASEE, ASME, and NSPE. A graduate of CCNY (BME) and Manhattan College (M.S.), he is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Sarah Meyland ( is the co-director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Economics at NYIT. She is also an associate professor in the master’s program in environmental technology in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. In 2006, Ms. Meyland was named the Director of the Center for Water Resources Management at NYIT. Her area of expertise is water and groundwater issues. In New York, she has served in a number of positions both inside and outside of government. Ms. Meyland has written and spoken extensively on issues relating to groundwater protection, water management, environmental policy, and environmental planning. Her efforts also include the development of several important state laws to protect Long Island’s groundwater. She has served on numerous advisory boards at the local, state, and federal levels concerned with groundwater and water resources, environmental quality, public health, and national security.Ms. Meyland’s educational background includes bachelor’s degrees in English (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), geological oceanography (Humboldt State University), marine biology (Humboldt State University, California); a master's in water resource management (Texas A&M University), and a J.D. (St. Johns University School of Law). Ms. Meyland is a licensed attorney in New York State.